Kompany: donate season of pay to helping homeless

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to donate his earnings of 2018/19 season to help the homeless people of the city of Manchester. Partnering with Andy Burnham – Mayor of Greater Manchester – the 32-year-old defender has launched a campaign – Tackle4MCR – which is aimed to provide aid to those in need.

“I’ve received much from Manchester – a great career at the highest level, unconditional support from the fans through thick and thin, a lovely family and so much more to be grateful for”, Kompany revealed.

“Over the past decade, I’ve been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City’s rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region”, the Belgian said.

“However, with this spectacular rise comes a very visible downside. More and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets”, he told.

“And this is why our mayor Andy Burnham and I have launched Tackle4MCR, a movement that will stand on its own feet and one that can be successful if everyone plays a part”, Kompany announced.

The previous record

“I was very proud of our players, they had an exceptional attitude, dedication, commitment and they honoured the jersey in the best way”, said head coach Jose Marques. “We want to win the Portuguese Cup and the Championship”, he added.

Before the Eagles arrived this term, the record win for a competitive match in Portugal was Sporting Lisbon’s 21-0 cup success over Mindelense in 1971, after they led 13-0 at the interval.

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